Last night I went to the yarn shop on my way to rehearsal. I wanted to pick up a smaller circular for the sleeves of the February Lady Sweater (I'm so close to the end that I can taste it), and I wanted to pick up beads for a hat.
Did the one, didn't do the other. So, I have the first sleeve almost half way done for FLS. I'm doing something similar to what I've seen a fair number of others do with the sleeves and decreasing away the stitches picked up under the arm. I did one set of decreases for each lace repeat and left the middle stitch purled like the Eunny Jang-styled fake seam. It's looking pretty good and it is easy to work. My first sleeve was almost to my elbow when I stopped at the end of lunch (I love getting to knit on my lunch break).
Anyway, I really want a winter hat and really want it to have beads. Tretta is an option. It's gorgeous, and would look pretty sophisticated in the yarn I have in mind. But I really like Le Slouch (though I'm not sure how warm it is, being a beret and all), and would enjoy beading it up. I decided not to buy beads last night, because I was almost positive I had beads at home. And it turns out that I do, but not the beads I was looking for. Whoopsie. I'll have to go back or see if Spark has any left in the midst of their closing sale. One way or another I will have two projects finished this weekend, because it shouldn't take that long for me to make a hat!